WILLEMSTAD – Today Curaҫao Ports Authority unveiled its plans for the re-development of Port Willemstad’s St. Anna Bay and Waaigat. Humberto de Castro, CEO of CPA, opened the event at Sonesta Kura Hulanda Otrabanda’s Tula Room with a short description of the coming plans, followed by Curaҫao’s Minister of Economic Development, Stanley M. Palm, who gives full support to these projects as they will benefit the island’s economy, providing jobs and impact tourism in a positive way. Scott Lagueux, partner at Land Design Inc. then proceeded with an in-depth look at the current plans for St. Anna Bay and Waaigat.
While CPA managed the ports in a safe and efficient way the last 10 to 15 years, the focus P1020916 (1024×768)over the next 5 years will be on development. The Master Plan for the Rif Seaport project was completed in June of this year and is proceeding according to plan. As such, Raul Manotas, CCO of CPA, announced a community campaign that CPA initiated related to the Rif Seaport project, after Lagueux’s presentation. CPA is inviting the community to participate in the development of the new mega pier through a name selecting contest that started today and will close on Feb. 13, 2015.